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Originally posted by KSPigpen
This thread seems fairly original, but of course, the words aren't. Leads me in a weird direction....if all we ever had was original thoughts, how would we be able to communicate? We need commonality in our lives....society...otherwise we're all just a bunch of crazy inventors that no one else can relate to.
Originally posted by Wolfie_UK
There surely was only one original thought, everything else is an extension of that original thought, kinda like tracing your family tree right back if it was possible to the first man and woman who started the whole ball rolling...........'spose that would be Adam n Eve then if I was the religious kind.
GUITAR WORLD: There are reports that you've devised a Nigel Tufnel Theory of Music. What exactly is this theory?
NIGEL TUFNEL: This is an exclusive — it's not been published before. Here's the theory: People read music, and they read notes on what they call a staff. But if you can't read music, you can't play music that is written. Correct? You're with me on that? Good. Now, everyone knows how to count, don't they? Let me hear you count to five.
GW: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
TUFNEL: Good. Now, A is the first letter of the alphabet. Yes? So A would be...?
TUFNEL: Yes! So on a chart, instead of writing A in music terms-we're playing in the key of A-you go: I for A, 2 for B, 1 for A and 3 for C. See? [Fig. 1] That's so much simpler.
GW: What happens in the case of a chord like G13?
TUFNEL: Okay. This is my other theory: If you're playing that type of music, you shouldn't be doing it.
Originally posted by Hazelnut
Every thought has already been thought. We are reabsorbing thought energy and infusing it with our own individual context, only to redistribute that energy again and again.
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
reply to post by Hazelnut
Thoughts are not energy. They are chemical reactions, and chemicals can be destroyed -- or at least they can be broken down into their component atoms and molecules.
Thoughts do not last forever.
For example, one common neurotransmitter (brain chemical) is "glutamate". Glutamate itself can react with with other chemicals in ways that strips glutamate of some of its molecules -- thereby breaking down the glutamate into individual molecules.
Glutamate is only one example of a neurotransmitter. There are others.
...and it's not even accurate to say that glutamate or any other single neurotransmitter holds "thoughts" or memories. They chemicals themselves don't hold these thoughts, but rather the way the combination of these chemicals.
And Yes -- I think some scientists, artists and inventors obviously still have original thoughts.
[edit on 7/28/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]